Here at Peak Fireworks we know how difficult it can be to choose the right fireworks for your garden. Here are 6 key questions to ask yourself
Quality or Quantity?
Go for quality not quantity. With fireworks, like everything else, you get what you pay for. You will do better to have fewer fireworks of high quality than a box full of disappointment.
Where should I buy them?
Avoid the supermarkets. They’re fine for baked beans and bin bags. But they know nothing about fireworks, and they only stock the cheapest fireworks from the factories’ budget lines.
Only use a licensed supplier. Never buy fireworks from Barry’s mate down the pub. They won’t be licensed. They won’t be insured. You don’t know where they came from or if they are safe. It simply isn’t worth the risk.
How big is the space I am going to use?
All fireworks need you to stand back when they go off. The smallest ones (like those in selection boxes) typically need about 5m. That’s 6 or 7 decent paces.
The next size up need 8m or more. This is because the effects are larger. The fireworks go higher. And in the unlikely event that something goes wrong with the firework you should still be safe.
The largest fireworks on sale to the public need a safety distance of at least 25m.
Are there any obstacles in the garden?
Don’t light fireworks under trees or overhanging wires. Remember that some fireworks go off at an angle, so give them plenty of room. And don’t light them too near a shed or a building.
Should I tell my neighbours?
It’s always polite to tell your neighbours that you are having a firework display. They may want to stay inside with pets. Or to watch your display. Or even to join in.
How much noise can I make?
We ask all our customers to consider their neighbours when planning a display. All our fireworks have a noise rating of 1-5. Low noise products can be just as spectacular, and will make sure you don’t disturb pets or nervous neighbours.
Can I include rockets?
Yes of course. They are spectacular and most people love them. But remember that the stick will come down somewhere so be thoughtful. And please don’t use them at all if it is too windy – it’s hard to know which direction they will go in.